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  • Live Love Louisville  
    Please join “Live Love Louisville,” hosted by the Circle of Life Youth Ministry (of Saint Athanasius, Saint Luke, and Saint Rita Parishes) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Four Bridge (Downtown Louisville at the Waterfront.) “Live Love Louisville” is a community-wide festival featuring music, speakers, and various organizations/service project with three main features: people, peace, and prayer. By addressing difficult issues within a family environment, we hope to reach people in a way they can understand and accept.  The short-term goal is to close the last abortion clinic in Kentucky. The long-term goal is to build a permanent culture of life in America by uniting families like never before. Parishioners also are invited to a candlelight prayer vigil that same day, 7 p.m. at the Walking Bridge. For more information, contact John Sohl @ 502.428.6757 or go to www.circleoflifeyouth.com/ithirst.

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  • Sunday Homily    

  • Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  Jer 31:31-34
      Responsorial Psalm  Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15.
      Reading 2  Heb 5:7-9
      Gospel  Jn 12:20-33
  • Light a candle....
    Offer a prayer....

    It is said: “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
    The church has proclaimed The Risen Christ to be a light shining through the darkness.
    There is an ancient tradition of lighting a candle when offering a votive (gift to God). It is a concrete way of thanking God for His blessings, even as we petition His grace for current needs.

    Also, the lighting of a candle can initiate a prayer that continues to keep vigil for us, in church, when we must move on.

    Whether it is a votive candle in thanksgiving or a vigil light, both sacramentals assist us in our prayer, give witness to those who see the light, and bring that “light” to shine on those in need through our charitable donation (the votive offering).

    The renewal of our candle stand makes each light more visible, by way of the marble riser.  It inspires us to light a candle and offer a prayer through the message etched in the metal, as well as, protecting the church from fire and smoke damage.

    Proceeds from the offerings will go to our charitable outreach; to those in need. What better way to thank God and witness His light in our world?
    Blessings, Fr. Terry